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Post by philhoward » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:37 am

I always thought it was a bracing replacement for the one that went under the rear of the sump on the pre-72 cars?

Whether it actually does anything is another matter.


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Post by IanC » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:46 am

Thanks Mark, I'll have a look underneath today.


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Post by TrevorG » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:51 am

It's a belt and brace then!😃

The hole is so you can set the clutch arm length. They probably forgot the slave cylinder was just above it when they designed it's placement.



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Post by gtcse8 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:51 am

Yes its probably just historic, makes a noise on the gearbox when it gets bent by hitting something OR being used as a jacking point.
The Galved Chassis cars had it and the GB mounting bolted up BEFORE dipping and the bolts are a right pain to remove without heat, ask me how I know :evil:


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Post by scimjim » Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:31 pm

gtcse8 wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:51 am
The Galved Chassis cars had it and the GB mounting bolted up BEFORE dipping and the bolts are a right pain to remove without heat, ask me how I know :evil:
and the engine cross brace on mine :twisted:


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Post by gtcse8 » Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:03 pm

Tell me about that Jim. :evil:
My first 6b has all sorts of bolts and drill tap screws holding it in place. :cry:
The Galve GTC chassis I have just passed on for a rebuild had the spacer washers under the plate and even these were "Galved" to the chassis.
Lucky I have access to a "Gas Axe" to warm them up. :roll:
Also took about a Kilo of Zinc out of the aforementioned bracing tube as only one end had a drain/breather hole.

When I was building trailers for Bradley`s we had ALL our chassis dipped and it took an hour of prep before we shipped them to the dippers. :idea:


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